Saturday, 11 February 2017

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

When the Sun, Earth and Moon all align almost one-behind-another, a penumbral lunar eclipse occurs. Clear skies in Helston, Cornwall allowed me to capture some images although some cloud did try to scupper my efforts around 23:00pm
As the Earth blocks the Sun, sunlight fails to illuminate the Moon’s surface properly.
In this instance,  a slight shadow cast over the surface of the full Moon, which is known as the penumbra. Images in this sequence were taken at 21:12pm, 00:08 am and 00:37am

Full/Snow moon prior to the Penumbra

Penumbral Eclipse timed at 00:08 GMT

Penumbral Eclipse time at 00:37 GMT

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